Dominique from Chicago, IL

I'm a single parent on disability; I need furniture for myself and my daughters

I'm on a fixed income and can't afford furniture. Meeting this need will give my girls a place to sleep and help our apartment feel like a home.



I need furniture for my children and me. This includes a pull-out couch, bed, loveseat, coffee tables, and blinds.

My goal right now is to be the best mother I can be for my daughters. Meeting this need will help our apartment feel like a home that my daughters and I can enjoy living in. We've gone through so much and having furniture will help us be able to live together in peace.

Meeting this need will help me because I will really be blessed, first of all. It will help me a whole lot because I will be able to feel comfortable. I will be able to focus on other things. This will be a burden lifted off of me. I will feel less stressed out about not having furniture. If I have a let out couch, the two girls will have a bedroom, and it will be comfortable for them. I don’t want my older daughter to feel like she’s confined to one room, and not have to sit on the floor.

I am a single parent on disability. I dropped out of school because I got pregnant with my daughter and right now I’m just trying to make it. I only have $730 a month and that is not enough to spend on furniture.

I will really appreciate it if my need is fulfilled and I will be very grateful.


* You may have noticed that Dominique's "Needed By" date has changed. In the spirit of the holiday season, Benevolent has extended all December dates through the first of the year.

I'm a single parent with an infant and a 13 year old daughter. My older daughter is a special needs child and she works very hard to get good grades in school. She’s going into eighth grade this year. I'm most proud of being a good mother.

I'm from Chicago. I live with my two daughters. I'm happiest when I'm with my daughters.

Something interesting about me is that I'm funny. I make people laugh!

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Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation (What does this mean?)

We met when Dominique was in the midst of looking for housing about a year ago.

I think meeting this need is important because Dominique is working hard to raise her two young children on her own. She is on a fixed income and cannot afford to buy furniture on her own. Getting furniture will help her and her children live comfortably.

Dominique is a very warm person and wants the best for her family.

About Eleanor

My job title is Resource Specialist. I have been in this position since August 2012, when I was promoted from Open Case Manager. My work involves assisting individuals in The Employment Project (one of our employment training programs) in finding housing, clothing, medical, dental, and other… Read more